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  1. #1
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    OMG - price of tires - fallout from the exchange rate?

    Just got an email from MEC with a link to tires.
    Pretty well every Schwalbe tire they have listed is going to be over $100 out the door - priced at $95.
    Makes the Knard tires for my Krampus look like a bargain.

    My wife is pricing car tires right now and they are only a few dollars more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post

    My wife is pricing car tires right now and they are only a few dollars more.
    Yeah but you need to buy four of them...

    That means bike tires are less than half as much, right?
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    I just ordered 2 tires and 2 merino sweaters from On-One delivered for $100. If I pay tax and duty it might come to $125! You need to look, with the Geax tires I check there reviews on here, this will be my second set.
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    When comparing to car tires, you have to remember that car tires have much higher production rates, which makes them cheaper...Also a $100 car tire is not a great tire, but the schwalbe's you are looking at for around $100 are close to top of the line, which would be more comparable to a car tire of $400. You can go to Canadian Tire to get bike tires for under $20, but they won't be worthy of much riding, just like a car tire for $100...

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    For Schwalbe or Continenal go to the German sites. (Both are German brands)

    For example, at (I have ordered from them several times with zero issues)

    26x2.35 Hans Dampf = 32.69 Euro for Trailstar or Pacestar 2015 product.

    Shipping on two tires is 20 Euro - So say 85 Euro in all.

    So your total would be about $113.00 Canadian shipped for the pair.
    (Tax due when they arrive.)
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    The Euro has tanked as the USD has climbed. If you can purchase from the EU, which I'm surprised the MEC buyers don't, it's a much better arrangement.
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